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Senior Practitioner MHTAS

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Greater Manchester Mental Health Tactical Advice Service (GM MH TAS) bases Senior Mental Health Practitioners in the Greater Manchester Police Control Room to provide real-time clinical advice to police officers via telephone in order for them to make more informed decisions when dealing with members of the public in potential crisis.

The post holder will work with local mental health and emergency services as an ageless offer to ensure that mental vulnerability is considered, triaged and high quality information and clinical advice is provided when an individual comes in contact with, or to the attention of, Greater Manchester Police and Greater Manchester Police believe that they may beexperiencing mental ill health and require support.

The post holder will support the Clinical Manager in carrying continuing professional and managerial responsibility for their clinical area. Contributing to the maintenance of the overallservice standards. The post holder will demonstrate an attitude which respects and values service users' andtheir carers

Main duties of the job

Provide timely access to relevant all-age patient informationfor Greater Manchester residents across the ServiceProviders' areas which shall include CAMHS, learningdisabilities and older people.Be contactable by police officers by telephone through asingle phone number for Greater ManchesterProvide prompt real-time professional advice to officers in thecommunity when notified of 'live' (on-going) incidents thatinvolve people with suspected mental ill health in crisis.Navigate multiple electronic record systems to support a moreinformed response to critical risk management.Provide constructive, professional and clinically informedadvice to officers in the community, based on individualcontext and the presenting situation.Provide advice to officers in the community making full use ofthe existing GM pathways and support to ensure they areaware and have suitable access to all of options available to

About us

Greater Manchester Mental Health (GMMH) Foundation Trust employs over6,400members of staff, who deliver services from more than160locations.

We provide inpatient and community-based mental health care for people living in Bolton, the city of Manchester, Salford,Trafford and the borough of Wigan, and a wide range of specialist mental health and substance misuse services across Greater Manchester, the north west of England and beyond.

Greater Manchester is one of the world's most innovative, original and exciting places to live and work. From the beauty of the surrounding countryside to the heart of the vibrant inner city with great shopping, entertainment and dining options.

Wherever you go you will experience a great northern welcome with people famed for their warmth, humour and generosity.

Our people enjoy their work, have opportunities to learn and develop their skills and are encouraged to generate new ideas that improve care for our service users.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification

Staff benefits
  • Pay Enhancements 30% additional for Evenings (8pm onwards) and Saturdays and 60% additional for Sundays and Bank holidays.
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays rising to 29 after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years
  • Excellent pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Blue Light Card Discounts

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Professional qualification registered on the appropriate part of the NMC/SWE register with current NMC/SWE registration Assessor/Mentorship Training* Post registration training in relevant field (*due to requirements of consultation under S136 MHA, social workers must hold the AMHP qualification)


  • Leadership/Management training



  • Good understanding of: Safeguarding children/vulnerable adults policy and procedure
  • Mental Health Act (1983) Mental Capacity Act (2005) Equality Act (2010)
  • Relevant National policy and guidance NICE guidance and other evidence based practice trends


  • Understanding of the interface between statutory services and a commitment to overcoming potential barriers

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to work as part of an MDT
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to deal with sensitive issues with tact and diplomacy
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Flexible and responsive approach to care
  • Ability to identify and support the management of risk and clinical concern in a proportionate and defensible manner
  • Understanding and experience of delivering care with compassion in a sometimes pressured environment
  • Experience of the interface between public services.
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision in a safe and coordinated manner
  • Demonstrate sound leadership qualities and an understanding of management styles Understanding of quality and change in the clinical setting
  • Ability to delegate and coordinate
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Ability to utilise Assessment skills and tools effectively Ability to communicate in a variety of settings
  • Excellent IT skills
  • Able to present factual information and refer questions to others where appropriate
  • Ability to develop effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues
  • Effective time & workload management Mentorship skills and record keeping


  • Proven ability to promote, develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues in health, social care and emergency services

Other Requirements


  • Demonstrate a commitment to respecting and displaying the Trust Values at all times
  • Flexible approach to working
  • Commitment to effective teamwork
  • Commitment to service development
  • Good time management
  • Demonstrate continuous professional development

Employer details

Employer name

Greater Manchester Mental Health NHSFT


GMP Force HQ


M40 5BP

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